6 billion in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
payments were made between January 2011 (when the first states launched their programs) and the end of May 2012.
For more information about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
, see http://www.
According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of July 2013 more than 80 percent of hospitals and almost 60 percent of providers had received a payment from the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs
indicating that they had met requirements for adoption and/or "meaningful use" of health IT (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2013).
The hospital will use these solutions to comply with the CMS EHR Incentive Program
as well as to meet key quality measures for improved patient safety.
EPs under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
include: physicians (primarily doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy), nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwife, dentists, and physician assistants who furnish services in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is led by a physician assistant or Rural Health Clinic that is so led.
To help encourage the nationwide adoption of electronic records and other types of HIT, the stimulus package established Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentive programs
If you haven't done so already, an important first step is to model your financial opportunity in the MU EHR Incentive Program
, based on your volume of Medicare and Medicaid patients.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program
will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
Learn what opportunities are available to Medicare Eligible Professionals to receive incentive payments for participating in important Medicare initiatives, such as the Medicare EHR Incentive Program
, PQRI, and E-Prescribing.
Tenders are invited for EHR Incentive Program
Administration State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan Technical Assistance (Admin and Tech Support Consulting).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made a public use data file with the results of attestations in the CMS Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Many providers have not yet adopted EHR technology and participated in Stage 1 of the EHR incentive program
, and no provider will be required to meet the Stage 2 criteria for MU until 2014.
Physicians performing < 90% of their service in inpatient or in emergency care settings at hospitals are eligible for incentive payments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Physicians who do not meet one of the exemption or hardship categories must: (1) report the eRx measure via claims (10 eRx events for individual physicians and larger numbers for groups using GPRO); or (2) register for the meaningful use (MU) of electronic health records (EHR) incentive program by June 30, 2013; or (3) achieve MU under the EHR Incentive Program
during one of the reporting periods needed to avoid an eRx penalty in 2014.
That CMS decision extends eligibility for the EHR Incentive Program
to rural clinic providers using Method II billing through a hospital.